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by Courtney on December 13, 2012

This post is a little all over the place, as you’ll see below, so bear with me!

A little dark chocolate for dessert after lunch today? Don’t mind if I dooooo.

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Last week, I received a lovely little package from Hershey’s, complete with their unsweetened cocoa powder, dark chocolate Bliss candies,

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and even a couple delicious sounding recipes. YUM.

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Hershey’s had reached out to share some fun info, so I thought I’d pass it along to all of you guys! We all hear about the benefits of dark chocolate, right? Well, here’s a little infographic which outlines just why it’s so nutritionally beneficial.

Potential Nutritional Benefits of Natural Cocoa & Dark Chocolate - Infographic
Potential Nutritional Benefits of Natural Cocoa & Dark Chocolate – Infographic

Disclaimer: I received product and information about the nutritional benefits of natural cocoa and dark chocolate from The Hershey Company.

As if I didn’t already need an excuse to eat chocolate. Winking smile

Don’t worry though…I did manage to have a little more than chocolate at lunch today.

Shortly before lunch though, around 11:00am, I started getting hungry so I headed to the kitchen for a snack. The first thing I happened to see when I opened the fridge was the mango peach salsa we have, so I grabbed that and some veggies. I know, it’s a weird combo – veggies with salsa – but it totally worked.

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The only thing that was difficult was the dippage situation. Winking smile

Around 1:00pm, I heated up a bowl of butternut squash soup, and added in a few cooked rotini spirals and two pieces of crumbled turkey bacon.

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I cannot recommend the addition of the turkey bacon enough. Holy moly was that good!

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Soooo, you guys wanna hear something crazy? These past couple of weeks I’ve actually had quite a bit going on behind the scenes…

I’M GOING TO BE STARTING A NEW JOB!

You may remember that, a while back, I mentioned that I was looking for something – at least part time – to get me out of the house. I’ve been missing the human interaction and was just sort of feeling like I needed something else in my life. I’d searched casually around on the internet, but never really came across anything that sparked my interest.

Well about two weeks ago, on a Monday afternoon, Jay happened to come across a job posting online that he thought I might be interested in. I checked it over, thought it sounded pretty great, and decided to submit my resume, not really anticipating too much of anything.

Well, by that evening, I received a phone call…the next day I had a phone interview…two days later I had an in-person interview…and by late Friday afternoon, I received a phone call and was offered the job. To say it was unexpected would be an understatement!

I took that weekend to really sort through everything and make the right decision. I discussed a lot of things with Jay, and the two of us determined that it really is a phenomenal opportunity for me, so on that following Monday I called back and accepted the job.

In terms of the job itself, I probably won’t get into too many details; although I will say that it’s not health, fitness, or education related. From what I can tell, it sounds like it’s going to incorporate a lot of my strong skills, including somewhat of a planning aspect, which I’m super psyched about (planning my parents’ surprise 25th wedding anniversary party for 50 people? Looooved it.)

As excited as I am about starting this new job (which will involve some training days over the next two weeks and then starting fully after the first of the year) I’m also a bit nervous. For one, this new job is not part time, by any means; it’s a full time, 8-5 deal.

It’s going to be a big adjustment for me, and I’m going to really have to work on managing my time between the job, family, the blog, and my personal training clients. For the time being, I’m holding off on accepting any new training clients, since I don’t want to take on more than I can handle (don’t worry, those of you who are already in a plan are totally fine!). Once I’m a few months in, I’ll re-evaluate and see where everything stands.

Sooooo, needless to say, I’ve had a whole bunch of emotions happening these past couple of weeks, and I’ve been trying to get prepared (tomorrow will include a shopping day with mom, since NONE of my dress clothes/pants fit me anymore) but I really am excited to start training next week!

I still fully intend to blog, as I could never give this up, so hopefully you guys will all stick with me along the way to see how things go. Smile

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1 Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Congrats on the new job! New beginnings can be scary, but they’re usually worth the stress :D
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2 Khushboo December 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

WOO HOO- that is awesome, Courtney…a huge congratulations to you !! Champagne all round!
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3 RunEatRepeat December 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Congrat’s on the chocolate!!!! I mean, the new job :)
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4 Sana December 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Congrats!!!!
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5 Kristin M December 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

How exiting! Congrats on the new job!!!! :)

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6 Just Keep Sweating (@juskeepsweating) December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

CONGRATS COURTNEY!! As someone who works FT and commutes to NYC in addition to blogging I totally get it, it’s so hard but you will have NO problem finding the balance :)
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7 Luci December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Congrats on the new job! How exciting!
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8 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Congratulations! That sounds great!
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9 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness December 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Congratulations on the new job! Change is always exciting. I’m so happy for you and I’m sure you will get into a new routine with everything in no time!
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10 Heather December 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Congratulations on the new job!
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11 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian December 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Congrats on the new job!
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12 Krystal@Ms.Random December 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Congrats girl!!! That is great news :) Btw, shopping for new clothes can be fun as well.

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13 Gabrielle December 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Congrats!!! Hopefully this is everything you want it to be :)

As for salsa and veggies?? It’s the best thing EVER! I’m OBSESSED with celery and salsa for a quick snack, love love love it!

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14 Krystal@Ms.Random December 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Congrats girl!!! That is great news Btw, shopping for new clothes can be fun as well.

XX
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15 Jessica December 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hi, I don’t comment much but read your blog religiously EVERY DAY…I was even driving through Albany not too long ago and said a friend of mine has talked about how good the ice cream is @ Stewart’s…a little creepy, probably but anyways….CONGRAT’s, I am so happy for you and know you will be successful!

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16 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Hahaha, I love that! :)

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17 caroline December 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Congrats! That is great news and while beginnings are always hard, you will absolutely adjust and be just fine!

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18 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Congrats!!! That sounds like an awesome opportunity! :D
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19 Karen Jasmin December 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Congrats on the job Courtney!
Good Luck
Happy Holidays!

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20 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit December 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Congrats Courtney! Starting a new chapter is always scary yet exciting. The balance will come with time…& maybe some extra chocolate ;)
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21 Angela @ Health's Angel December 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Congratulations, Courtney! I hope it’s everything that you want it to be!
Also, I definitely added a tablespoon of that exact cocoa powder into my oats this morning. Gotta get those flavanols. ;)
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22 Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC December 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Congrats on the new gig!! And enjoy shopping!! (To be honest, I haven’t noticed any body changes that would’ve led me to believe you needed new clothes…)
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23 Sara @ The Foodie Diaries December 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations Courtney!!! I am so excited and happy for you! I can’t wait to read all about your adventures joining the 8-5 world :) YAY!!
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24 Lindsay A December 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Congratulations! Send me some job luck this way! I need one too!

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25 Faith December 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Woooohoo, congrats Courtney! I think blogs are the most relatable when the author is in the “real world” and has to fit exercise and good nutrition into the same schedule/restraints that most of the readers have. That’s where the real “balance” comes in…and I can’t wait to see how you do it!

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26 Danielle January 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Totally agree with you, Faith!

I’m a month late catching up, but congrats Courtney!

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27 Rachel@Running Daze December 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Congrats on the new job! Don’t worry, I’ll always be here following you! :)

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28 Ashlee December 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

So exciting! Congrats! I think it will be good for your blog. Most of your readers probably work so it’s nice to have an example of how to balance it with a healthy lifestyle! Good luck, you’ll do awesome!

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29 Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife December 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Congrats on the new job! Good luck! Blogging with a full time job can be difficult but Im sure you will manage just fine!!
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30 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Oh wow congratulations!!! I can’t wait to find out what your up to but it sure sounds exciting!!!
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31 Beks December 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

That’s exciting! Good for you!

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32 Shanna, like Banana December 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

That’s fabulous news! Congrats :)

I thrive on human interaction, so even though I loved staying home with Bean for 3 months, I feel like a much more balanced person have my job and home-life.

Good for you!
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33 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Congrats on the new job!!! I’m sure you will do great :)
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34 Allison December 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Local reader here…so i especially feel like we’re friends ;) CONGRATS!! :)

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35 Ali December 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Congrats on the new job!! That’s always exciting to start a new venture.

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36 Jen (@ jen is green) December 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Congrats Courtney! the new job sounds exciting. :-D I’ve thought about quitting blogging before –or at least taking a break (school, working full time and marathon training was getting hectic) but I don’t think i ever could either-its my only creative outlet!
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37 emily December 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Good for you! That’s awesome!

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38 Claire December 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

That’s awesome, congratulations! I was actually interviewed today for a job working for the University of Alabama’s sports nutritionist and I got it! Gotta love new and exciting changes.
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39 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Congrats to YOU, Claire! That’s great news!!

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40 Lisa December 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Congrats Courtney! That is so awesome to hear you have a new job! I love the salsa and veggies combo! Underestimated but delicious.
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41 Andrea December 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Congratulations on the new job…sound like it will be very exciting!

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42 Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes December 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Aw, that’s great news, Courtney! So happy for you! :)
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43 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions December 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Congrats on your new job! That’s so wonderful!
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44 kristin December 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Congratulations, that is amazing news. Can’t wait to hear about this new journey!

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
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45 Brooke @ Running In Heels December 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Congrats!! I am so excited for you!

Hopefully this new job will go well, and you’ll be happy! And on the whole 8-5 thing, sometimes it’s nice to have a little routine in your life. After working jobs that have hours that are all over the place, I honestly think I wouldn’t mind be able to plan out my life before an hour ahead of time.

Good luck! :)
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46 Meghan @ After the Ivy League December 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Congrats! That’s so exciting! :) I absolutely love planning too (also planned my parents 25th anniversary for 40-50 people) so from what little you said, sounds like a dream job to me. Working full time and blogging, keeping up with clients is a lot of work, but so many people do it, I’m sure you’ll be just fine! Right now, I’m in grad school full-time, working 30 hrs/week as an engineer, and blogging. It’s a lot, but when there’s a will there’s a way!
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47 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Yay! I’m so excited for you! And now I’m texting you… ;)
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48 Rachel December 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

omg that is great newss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially with this economy — to find a full time job is amazing! I’m in the planning industry and it’s fun.. gets a little crazy but it’s fun :)

you’ll be able to balance everything out :) I am currently working 30 hours a week and just finished up my Masters– all about learning how to manage everything :)
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49 chelcie @ chelcie's food files December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

congrats on the new job! That is so exciting!
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50 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

CONGRATS! :-)
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51 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries December 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Looks like YOU’RE the busy lady! ;) I’m so excited for you!!
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52 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction December 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Congratulations!!!!!! Are you a wedding planner?! ;-)

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53 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Haha, noooo no no. It’s actually not even fully a planner position. It’s mostly executive assistant, with some planning in the mix. I guess I should have clarified a bit better on that ;)

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54 Jennifer Dunham December 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I just started a new job too and I couldn’t be happier! It was slightly scary and a lot of very emotional things have happened in the course of switching jobs but it’s so nice to do something you love and something you feel is a FIT for you!

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55 Nicole G. December 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Congrats on the new job!!!!!!!!

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56 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction December 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Congrats on the job!! It sounds like you have my dream job! I would love to be a party planner. I have planned a few surprised parties and other parties.
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57 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Thanks! It’s definitely not a party planner position though – I guess I should have clarified a bit on that. ;) It’s more like executive assistant with some planning components to it!

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58 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Congrats on the new job!
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59 Alysia @ Slim Sanity December 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Congrats Courtney!! I hope that it’s something you’ll really enjoy!
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60 Marielle December 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Congrats on the new job!! That’s so exciting for you! Can’t wait to hear new about it when u are ready to share :)
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61 Marie December 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Congrats on your new job! Good luck with everything! I’m sure you’ll have a blast!

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62 Trudy December 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Oh, well I GUESS I can eat chocolate every day…if I have to…

PS. AH! Congratz! That’s fantastic! Good luck…you’ll be awesome ;)
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63 Karen December 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Congrats Courtney! I am so excited for you.

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64 Michelle December 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Thats awesome!! Congratulations! What an exciting thing! Good luck on getting adjusted to the new schedule!

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65 Laura December 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Congratulations! That is so awesome! Good luck! Can’t wait to read your posts about how it’s going!

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66 Kaelin December 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Congrats!!! Change is also exciting and a little scary for me. Good luck and have fun shopping! :)

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67 Shannon December 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting. :)

Thanks for sharing the nutritional benefits of chocolate. Now I don’t feel so bad about eating chocolate all the time. I also didn’t know there was such a thing as blueberry juice until I read through the entire infographic. You always learn something new everyday…but I guess if you think about it, any fruit could be made into juice.

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68 Mallory December 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I’m happy for you, Courtney. I’ve been reading HLB’s for a little while now, and I’ve grown sick of so many of them or have found that the bloggers become disingenuous-sounding, but I’ve always enjoyed (and continue to enjoy!) reading yours. You seem like such a kind, genuine, and relatable person and I wish you the best with this new endeavor!

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69 Courtney December 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Wow, thank you, Mallory! That is so, so nice of you to say :)

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70 nicole December 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Congratulations!!! Good luck :) I will still be reading!

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71 Carissa @Fit2Flex December 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Congrats girl! I’m sure it will be an adjustment, but it’s always exciting when life presents new adventures!
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72 Nicole @ livingthesweetlifestl.wordpress.com December 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Yeah! congrats on the new job…you will do great!
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73 Elizabeth December 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Congrats on the new job You will be great

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74 Annette@FitnessPerks December 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Chocolate & a new job?!? HOLY AWESOME! Congrats :)
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75 Suzanne December 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Congratulations! It’s natural to feel nervous with something new, but knowing you from the small snapshots of what I see on your blog, you’ll do great!

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76 Angel G December 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Congrats!
I’ve been reading your blog daily for a year or so and never commented before. Can’t wait to hear more about the new job. Good luck you’ll do great! Hoping you’re doing we’ll with the HA. Update soon I hope!

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77 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

That’s so exciting, Court! I can’t wait to hear more about the new job :)
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78 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom December 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Congrats, Courtney….that is awesome news!!! I hope the job turns out to be everything you hope it will be and more!!

As a SAHM for the past few years I am also ready to get back to the job market. My youngest starts Kindergarten next year and though I have no idea what I want to do when I go back to work, I for sure want it to be something that excites and challenges me. It is time to work my brain again:-)!!
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79 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns December 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

congrats on the job!! new job and chocolate, perfect combo :)
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80 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Congratulations! That’s so exciting! :)
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81 Amanda December 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

What an exciting holiday season! Congrats on the new job. You’ll be great! :) Don’t stress too much, it’s not worth it. It happened for a reason. Congrats again!

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82 Lyric December 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Congrats Courtney! I have to admit I was a little worried you were gonna say you were done with blogging and that would mean no more Cody, oh and you;) I wish you could tell us what your doing! Will you ever be able to?
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83 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire December 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

COURTNEY! CONGRATS! This is such good news! :) I TOTALLY know where you’re coming from with the lack of human involvement, and wanting more. I just started a new job myself and 3 weeks in, I already feel SO much better. I’m so happy for you, yay!!
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84 Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily December 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Congrats on the new job!!!
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85 Karen December 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Congrats! That is awesome!! If it has anything to do with event or meeting planning, you will love it! I do that now and it’s the best!!

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86 Purely Twins December 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Congrats girl!! So happy for you!
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87 Tiff December 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Congrats! I hope you enjoy the new job as much as the dark chocolate. Or, almost as much… ;)
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88 Danielle December 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

congrats Courtney! You’ll do great!
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89 Lauren December 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Woohoo! So happy for you lady! Can’t wait to hear more! :)
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90 Danica @ It's Progression December 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Congrats on the new job!!
It’s definitely a big adjustment to start working full-time (I took on my first full-time job this past summer), but give it some time and you’ll figure out a new routine that works well for you…wishing you the best with it all!
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91 Melanie December 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

That is AMAZING news! I am so happy for you!
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92 Fizz@fizzsbizz.com December 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Congratulations!!
That’s awesome and I’m sure that you will have no problemo balancing everything out.
It’s also inspiring to hear that you went for something not related to any of your fields. I feel like I’m in a similar situation to you right now; searching for something and missing being around and actually interacting with people, but not really looking for anything that I’m probably ‘educated’ in doing.
You give me hope!
Go get em lady!

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93 Clare @ Fitting It All In December 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

congrats courtney!! Good luck with the adjustment – hope you love the job!
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94 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Congratulations on the new job! I hope you love it!
And thank you for reminding me why I eat chocolate on a near-daily basis :-p
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95 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige December 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Congratulations, Courtney! So happy for you – change can be so exciting, albeit definitely nerve-wracking, though I have a feeling you’ll fit in and it’ll work out just fine :D
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96 Nicole December 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Congrats on the new opportunity!! Be easy on yourself as you re-calibrate your schedule to make everything work (I know you will….I just know that I’m guilty of being hard on myself when things take time to re-balance!)

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97 Sherice@foodieluvsfitness December 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Congrats on the new job.. I can’t wait to hear more about it. The Hershey’s brownie recipe is the BOMBB!! I used to B’s cause it’s just. that. good. :) I do believe it’s on the box of cocoa and if not just google it.. it’s my favorite brownie recipe. :)

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98 Bri December 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I am super happy for you! Good luck, Courtney!

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99 Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Eeee! Congrats on the new job, girl! That’s definitely exciting :D I’m sure there’ll be a slight adjustment period, but seeing as you’re so good with planning, I’m sure you’ll figure things out in no time.
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100 Rose December 14, 2012 at 12:00 am

Congrats on the new job! But now I’m curious what it’s about since it has nothing to do with anything you’ve done before :p

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101 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate December 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

Congratulations on the new job, it must be exciting to do something other than health/fitness related work! Loving the dark chocolate benefits information, god knows I eat enough of it. ;-)

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102 Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 14, 2012 at 5:42 am

Congratulations!!! That is so so exciting! I am my sister’s MOH and am loving the planning aspect! Good luck with everything!
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103 Serendipity December 14, 2012 at 6:34 am

Congratulations on your new job! I hope it’s everything that you want it to be! And have a blast shopping today. A new job and a new wardrobe– how exciting! xo

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104 Shari December 14, 2012 at 8:14 am

Congratulations!
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105 Tara Deal | Treble in the Kitchen December 14, 2012 at 8:38 am

Congrats on your new job!! I currently work full-time, blog, teach group fitness classes, and I am planning a wedding…oh and I try to hang out and relax too!! Don’t worry :) It will take some adjusting at first, but I think this is a great opportunity for you! Good luck and have fun shopping!!

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106 Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats December 14, 2012 at 9:36 am

Congratulations on your new job!!! And of course we are going to continue following your blog along the way :)
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107 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

Congrats on the new job girl! :)

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108 Patty December 14, 2012 at 11:29 am

Congratulations on the new job!

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109 Katie December 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

Congrats on your new job. How exciting :)
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110 Mollie @Sprinkles of Life December 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Chocolate and a new job?!?!? Sounds like a great day at your house ;)

Also, I nominated you for Liebster Award! Check out my post for details!
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111 Bek @ Crave December 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Congratulations! Damn, I was hoping you’d be going into the cupcake making business ;) We will all be patient as you make this transition. Make sure you keep enough family and YOU time to keep your sanity in check. Yay, I’m excited for you! Lets celebrate…with more dark chocolate!
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112 Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre December 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Congrats Courtney! It will definitely be an adjustment – I’ve been in and out of full time/part time, but once you find your routine, you’ll be fine! :) You’ll be an awesome planner and will carry those skills over to your own personal plans to balance out your time. Looking forward to reading more about it!
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113 Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts December 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Congrats! So happy for you :)

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114 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy December 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Congratulations! I just accepted a new job too! The first couple of weeks are always a little scary and intimidating, but after that it usually goes well :).
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115 Emily December 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I think its great that you have a job again! I enjoy blogs so much more when the author has a job and life outside of just “healthy living” – it makes them so much more relatable. Best of luck in your new position.

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116 Jaclyn December 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

That’s amazing congrats courtney! you deserve all good things to come to you <3
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117 Theodora December 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I am so behind on the internet, but congrats lady!

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118 Holly December 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

Courtney, I’m SO SORRY for my delay in congratulating you…I really was not online AT ALL this weekend/ the end of last week so I missed the big news :(
But HUGE CONGRATS! SO HAPPY for you!!! XO
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119 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

Congrats on the new job! I also just got a new job and let me tell you, shopping for dress clothes (especially pants) has been hellish. It seems like you can never find what you need when you REALLY need it! So frustrating!
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120 Jessamy @ The Rambling Asian December 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

That’s great Courtney!! Congrats! I hope you love it! :)
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